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THIS WEEK IN REVIEW ....October 2, 2008
This weeks Reporter-Don Smith

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Quote of the Day:   “Be careful about reading health books. You may die of a misprint”. Mark Twain

Guests:    Dick Laskey introduced Ann and Cherie from the Dry Creek Club. They came to tells us about a Wine Tasting party they are having Oct 25th, also their Yankee Candles program and Santa Letters. For more info, contact Ann at: 303 955-2381 or her cell 303-912-6622

Jim Robinson introduced Peter Pauwels.

Fines:    Dick Laskey fined the Governor for showing up $1.00 Passed.
Harder fined Bill Benton .25cents for not having his badge on. Passed

Announcements:    Bob Hogge has King Soopers cards for sale. The club gets 5% return.

Doug has the new Entertainment books for $25.

Columbine Sertoma is celebrating their 55th year at the Red Lion Hotel SE on October 18th. Social time is at 5:30-6:30pm, Dinner at 6:30pm. $20, Reservations due by Oct. 10th. Contact 303 991-0681W or 303 752-2088H.

Fall District Conference is Oct. 25th.

Still need someone to be the club Historian.

Enslow wanted to be recognized for not having any reports. Well, not really, he wanted to know if we had interest in filling a team for the Charity Sporting Clays Event and a foursome was filled. The club will pick up part of the entry fee.


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Terry Boucher took over the duties of the SOD by giving us a short rundown on what is going on with Sertoma. All of Sertoma is a 501C3 so all donations are deductable. Instead of highly competitive contests, the awards are now more non-competitive in nature.

Terry told us of a new video for promotions that is being worked on. More info when available.

Visit  for all the latest info.

Terry was also here to present awards for 8 members that have been with Sertoma 40 or more years. Dean Hiss 43 yrs, Sam Anderson 42 yrs, Tom Fry 42 yrs, Doug Harder 42 yrs, John Pifer 42 yrs, Bob Gallagher 40 yrs, Mabe Downey 40 yrs and Don Nelson 40 yrs. Congratulations to all. (Tom, Bob and Sam were not present)


Program:   Scott Manley introduced Dave Bean, a volunteer for Health Care for All Colorado. He introduced Vince Markovchick, Director Emergency Services at Denver Health.

We’re not getting our money’s worth. The United States spends far more per person on health care than any other industrialized nation: 15.3% of our 2005 GDP compared to the OECD median of 9.1%.

And yet in 2005 the U.S. ranked: 27th out of 30 in infant mortality. 20th of 27 in life expectancy. 5th out of 6 in longest wait times for appointments.

The U.S. also has fewer physicians and acute care hospital beds per capita than the OECD average. (Source: Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD).

Our System’s High Overhead Eats Up Health Care Dollars.
About 30 cents on every dollar spent on the U.S. medical industry goes to profits, marketing, administration, and lobbying rather than to providing care.

HCAC (Health Care for All Colorado) is a volunteer-based nonprofit organization working to: Develop strategies to achieve comprehensive, affordable, and high quality health care for all Americans. Inform Coloradans about the advantages of single-payer financing for health care. Build a grassroots movement to campaign for the single-payer system of financing health care in Colorado and nationwide.
There is a lot of information at:

Upcoming programs:
October 2nd - Open
October 9th - Rob Knight "Don't worry he won't get far by foot."
November 11th - Frank on Hydrogen


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Oct 9 - Regular Meeting - SOD– Nick Morrone
Oct 14 - Board Meeting 6p.m. All members welcome
Oct 16 - Regular Meeting - SOD– Don Nelson
Oct 23 - Regular Meeting - SOD– Barney O’Grady
Oct 30 - Regular Meeting - SOD– Jim Perkins


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   Editors notes:     If you want an electronic copy of the Roster,  
  send an e-mail.

Sertoma Application form: app.pdf

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Let's see if I understand how the world works lately...

If a man cuts his finger off, while slicing salami at work, he blames the restaurant.

If you smoke three packs a day, for 40 years and die of lung cancer, your family blames the tobacco company.

If your neighbor crashes into a tree while driving home drunk, he blames the bartender.

If your grandchildren are brats, without manners, you blame television.

If your friend is shot by a deranged madman, you blame the gun manufacturer.

And if a crazed person breaks into the cockpit and tries to kill the pilot at 35,000 feet, and the passengers kill him instead, the mother of the crazed deceased, blames the air line.

I must have lived too long to understand the world anymore.

So, if I die while my old wrinkled ass is parked in front of this computer,
                 I want all of you to blame Bill Gates...okay?



The Buck Stops Here."
"It doesn't matter how big a ranch ya' own, or how many cows ya' brand, the size of your funeral is still gonna depend on the weather."
-Harry Truman.

After President Truman retired from office in 1952, he was left with an income consisting of basically a U.S.Army pension, reported to have been only $13,507.72 a year. Congress, noting that he was paying for his stamps and personally licking them, granted him an "allowance" and, later, a retroactive pension of $25,000 per year.

When offered corporate positions at large salaries, he declined, stating, "You don't want me.

You want the office of the president, and that doesn't belong to me.

It belongs to the American people and it's not for sale."

Even later, on May 6, 1971, when Congress was preparing to award him the Medal of Honor on his 87th birthday, he refused to accept it, writing,

"I don't consider that I have done anything which should be the reason for any award, Congressional or otherwise."

We now see that other past presidents, have found a new level of success in cashing in on the presidency, resulting in untold wealth.

Today, many in Congress also have found a way to become quite wealthy while enjoying the fruits of their offices.

Obviously, political offices are now for sale.

Good old Harry Truman could have been correct when he observed, "My choice early in life was either to be a piano player in a whorehouse or a politician.

And to tell the truth, there's hardly any difference.

I, for one, believe the piano player job to be much more honorable than current politicians."